Bryant & May
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  • 1
    Full Dark House | Christopher Fowler

    Full Dark House

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (305)
    Performance
    (262)
    Story
    (268)

    In Full Dark House, Christopher Fowler tells the story of both the first and last case of an unlikely pair of crime fighters - and how along the way they changed the face of detection. A present-day bombing rips through London and claims the life of 80-year-old detective Arthur Bryant. For his partner John May, it means the end of a partnership that lasted over half a century and an eerie echo back to the Blitz of World War II when they first met. Desperately searching for clues, May finds his friend’s notes of their first case....

    Not What I Had Hoped

    I agree with other reviewers that the narration was a distraction. The voices were complicated to follow and tell apart which made the story confusin..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 07 2015 by Sara ()
  • 2
    The Water Room: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery | Christopher Fowler

    The Water Room: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (422)
    Performance
    (262)
    Story
    (257)

    Best-selling author Christopher Fowler has won a widespread following for his senior citizen detectives Arthur Bryant and John May. Here a woman is found drowned in her basement - with nary a drop of water to explain the crime.

    Baby Boomers Rejoice: This is a book for our time.

    I never give mysteries a five, but this one deserves it. What a find!

    2. Characters. John May is rational, extraverted, orderly, popular..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 19 2009 by Cholmondeley (Santa Barbara, CA United States)
  • 3
    Seventy-Seven Clocks: Bryant & May Mysteries | Christopher Fowler

    Seventy-Seven Clocks: Bryant & May Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (128)

    British sensation author Christopher Fowler pens best selling crime novels that draw readers into the investigations of Arthur Bryant and John May of Scotland Yard’s Peculiar Crimes Unit. Here, an aging attorney becomes the first victim in a series of poisonings that may be the work of a family of cultists.

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    Seventy-Seven Clocks | Christopher Fowler

    Seventy-Seven Clocks

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    The odd couple of detection, the brilliant but cranky Arthur Bryant and John May of London's Peculiar Crimes Unit, return in a tense, atmospheric new thriller that keeps you guessing right to the end. This time the detectives are up against a series of bizarre murders that defy human understanding, and a killer no human hand may be able to stop.

    always a pleasure.

    Wonderful reader, and Bryant & May are always a pleasure - and never disappoint. I love their quirks and how Fowler knows not to make them too predict..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 27 2013 by Ilinca (Romania)
  • 4
    Ten-Second Staircase: Bryant & May Mysteries | Christopher Fowler

    Ten-Second Staircase: Bryant & May Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (132)

    An artist is found dead in a gallery with locked doors and windows. A television presenter is struck by lightning while indoors. Two seemingly impossible crimes that only Arthur Bryant and John May of the Met's Peculiar Crimes Unit might be able to solve. But Bryant has lost his nerve, and May is fighting to keep the unit from closure. Worse still, an unsolved mystery from the past has returned to haunt them...

    Enjoyable mystery

    This is the third book I've listened to about the Peculiar Crimes Unit. There was just a bit too much history in this one, but apart from that it was ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 21 2011 by Mary (Port Pirie, Australia)
  • 5
    White Corridor: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery | Christopher Fowler

    White Corridor: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (131)

    The unthinkable has happened at London's Peculiar Crimes Unit. In the depths of winter, a member of staff has been found murdered, and everyone who works there is suddenly a suspect. But Arthur Bryant and John May, the eccentric elderly detectives who run London's strangest crime division, aren't on hand to solve the crime. They've ventured into the heart of the English countryside, only to become stranded on a desolate snowbound section of road.

    Another great Peculiar Crimes mystery

    I just love the Peculiar Crimes mysteries. They are so much fun to listen to! And the narrator is fabulous. You can't go wrong with these books.

    Reviewed on November 14 2008 by Lynnette B. Crocker (Alabama)
  • 6
    The Victoria Vanishes | Christopher Fowler

    The Victoria Vanishes

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (136)

    One night, Arthur Bryant witnesses a drunken lady coming out of a pub. The next morning, she is found dead at the exact spot where their paths crossed. Even more disturbingly, the pub has vanished and the street has changed. Bryant is convinced that he saw them as they looked over a century before - is elderly detective losing his mind? Then it becomes clear that a number of women have met their ends in London pubs and the likeliest suspect seems to be a mental patient.

    Another great Bryant and May

    As always, the story kept me guessing to the end without witholding clues or information

    Reviewed on September 03 2012 by Sarah (BLOOMINGTON, IN, United States)
  • 7
    Bryant and May On the Loose | Christopher Fowler

    Bryant and May On the Loose

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (105)

    Long regarded as an anachronism, the Peculiar Crimes Unit is to be disbanded. For octogenarian detectives Arthur Bryant and John May, it seems retirement is now the only option. But then a headless body is found in a freezer, and a suspicious, gigantic figure has been spotted - dressed in deerskin and sporting antlers made of knives. It looks like the PCU are back in business...

    Bryant and May On the Loose

    I love the PCU books but think that this is the weakest of the lot, unfortunately. The various elements of the story don't seem to gel as well and th..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 27 2011 by Laurelle C. Lo (Washington, DC United States)
  • 7.5
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

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    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 8
    Bryant and May Off the Rails | Christopher Fowler

    Bryant and May Off the Rails

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (144)

    Internationally best-selling author Christopher Fowler dazzles audiences with his mastery of impossible-crime mysteries - and with the exploits of his beloved, odd-couple detectives Arthur Bryant and John May. Here, the eccentric investigators delve into London’s lore-infused subway to catch a killer.

    Unique Humor

    My scoring system: 3 stars equals an ok story but forgettable and will never relisten.
    Very British humor. I read "On the Loose" first as someone..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 14 2014 by S. Shelton (Utah)
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    Bryant and May Off the Rails | Christopher Fowler

    Bryant and May Off the Rails

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Arthur Bryant, John May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit is on the trail of an enigma: Mr Fox. His identity is false, and his links to society are invisible. Their search takes them into the vast labyrinth of the Underground, a subterranean world full of legends and ghost stations. Edging closer to what lies beneath the city, are Bryant and May about to uncover something truly bizarre?

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  • 9
    Bryant & May and the Memory of Blood | Christopher Fowler

    Bryant & May and the Memory of Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (121)

    The death of a child and what seems to be a murderous puppet make a perfect case for Bryant and May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit. As John May and his team interrogate the suspects, Arthur Bryant heads into the secret world of illusions and stagecraft. As a second impossible death occurs, the detectives uncover forgotten museums and London eccentrics. The stage is set for a race against time with a surprising twist...

    What a treat - a new Bryant and May

    Wonderful to have the latest Bryant and May on Audible - the two aged detectives who began together in the 40's and are still solving crimes in the 2..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 25 2012 by Hilary (Canberra, Australia)
  • 10
    Bryant and May and the Invisible Code | Christopher Fowler

    Bryant and May and the Invisible Code

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (146)

    Two small children - playing a game called 'Witch-Hunter' - place a curse on a young woman eating lunch in a church courtyard. An hour later the woman is found dead. Then a society photographer is stabbed to death in a nearby park and suddenly a link emerges between the two cases. As the members of the Peculiar Crimes Unit investigate, they realise that the case might not just end in disaster - it might also get everyone killed.

    Someone's on a witch hunt

    In the churchyard of London's St. Bride's Church, a young woman sits reading until, driven away by the annoyance of two young children, she enters th..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 05 2012 by Maine Colonial (Maine, United States)
  • 10.5
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.


    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 11
    Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart: Bryant & May, Book 11 | Christopher Fowler

    Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart: Bryant & May, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (70)

    Two teenagers see a dead man rising from his grave. And if that's not alarming enough, one of them is killed in a hit and run accident. Soon it seems death is all around and Bryant and May must confront a group of latter-day bodysnatchers. More graves are desecrated, further deaths occur, and when Bryant is blindfolded and taken to a secret society, he realises that this case is more complex than even he had imagined.

    Great series!

    I've enjoyed this series very much. The narrator is the same for all of them and he's perfect. The stories and the descriptions transport me to anoth..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 07 2014 by susan (United States)
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    Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery, Book 11 | Christopher Fowler

    Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (39)

    Romain Curtis sneaks into St. George’s Gardens one evening with his date, planning to show her the stars. A centuries-old burial ground, the small, quiet park is the perfect place to be alone. Yet the night takes a chilling turn when the two teenagers spy a strange figure rising from among the tombstones: a corpse emerging from the grave. Suffice it to say that wherever there’s a dead man walking, Bryant and May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit are never far behind.

    Marlevous historical fiction

    The narrator allowed me to feel part of this mystery - not only a listener. The mystery is so intriguing that I had no hope of solving it myself. I'm ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 05 2015 by Amazon Customer (Midwest USA)
  • 11.5
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

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    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 12
    Bryant & May - The Burning Man | Christopher Fowler

    Bryant & May - The Burning Man

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (86)

    A banking scandal has filled the city with violent protests, and a young homeless man burns to death after being caught between rioters and the police. But all is not as it seems; an opportunistic killer is using the chaos to exact revenge. Arthur Bryant and John May soon find their investigation taking an apocalyptic turn as the case comes to involve the history of mob rule, corruption, punishment, and the legend of Guy Fawkes.

    A Mystery Masterpiece

    Mr. Fowler has done it once again, producing his most intricate and engaging book in this fabulous series. Bryant & May captured my heart and mind fro..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 27 2015 by IceDancingKaren (California)
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    Bryant & May and the Burning Man | Christopher Fowler

    Bryant & May and the Burning Man

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    London is under siege. A banking scandal has filled the city with violent protests, and as the anger in the streets detonates, a young homeless man burns to death after being caught in the crossfire between rioters and the police. But all is not as it seems; an opportunistic killer is using the chaos to exact revenge, but his intended victims are so mysteriously chosen that the Peculiar Crimes Unit is called in to find a way of stopping him.

    Bryant & May are the reason I joined audible.

    Bryant & May always deliver a great mystery.
    I can't get enough of them. I am hooked on C Fowler.

    Reviewed on March 28 2016 by TC ()
  • 12.5
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.


    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 13
    Bryant & May - Strange Tide | Christopher Fowler

    Bryant & May - Strange Tide

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (79)

    The Thames is London's most important yet neglected artery. When a young woman is found chained to a post in the tide, no one can understand how she came to be drowned there. That's only part of the problem. Bryant's deteriorating condition prevents him from handling the case. To make matters worse, May makes a fatal error of judgment that knocks him out of action.

    In an adventure that's as twisting as the river, will there be anything left of the Peculiar Crimes Unit when it's over?

    Welcome back Bryant and May!
    Reviewed on June 01 2016 by Talley (New England)